"H-K (Hunter-Killer)" as written by Burton C. Bell, Dino A.m. Cazares, Raymond Herrera and Christian Olde Wolbers....
The conscious man is dead
And I buried him
Beneath this scarred tissue
Armored skeleton
The machine is now alive
Desensitized with open eyes
Powered by an angry mind
And is refueled by those I despise

I've become what they detest
A delinquent survivalist
Without fear and no regrets
They fucking say

I am a criminal
I am a criminal
I am a criminal
I am a criminal

I must steal
To survive
I must kill
To moralize
Leaving people victimized
Fuels my angst inside

I'm your judge
And your jury
You don't get
An attorney
With my verdict
Of guilty
An execution in fury

The machine is now alive
To wreak havoc in your lives
There's no use to hold me back
I am ready to attack

I've become what they detest
A delinquent survivalist
Without fear and no regrets
They fucking say

I am a criminal
I am a criminal
I am a criminal
I am a criminal


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"H-K (Hunter-Killer)" as written by Christian Olde Wolbers Burton C. Bell

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    General CommentHow could no one post on this song
    Burton c bell really brings it home wiht this lol

    This song i feel roughly its burton or whoever becoming a "terminator" ( fear factory whole man and machine thing) a killing machine as "the conscious man is dead and i buried him" losing his human form and beneath his "scarred tissue" that rules and morals of society have make him grow this fake layer of skin merges an "armored skeleton" a pure human\"machine", a "delinquent survivalist". and he's angry.lol. and thsi natural pure being is being frown upon "withour fear and no regrets" regarded as a "criminal" something society "detests". Yet killing is just natural in what seems his natural justice killing spree's of "moralizing".

    who knows. anyways this song owns
    moleman124on July 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHard to get the message here, the "criminal" part still eludes me. Machines have no feelings, they act on command, they make no mistakes. Killing the human part means being rid of man's weaknesses: fear, love, hope.
    Billcoon November 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's a metaphore for society today. It doesn't exactly mean a "machine" but how guns are generally out of control.
    caireyon December 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI whole-heartedly agree with cairey, though it's a lot more than just "guns." :\
    krizzyon January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, the whole Demanufacture album is a concept album, detailing a man's struggle against the machine-controlled government. I think this song is after he starts killing government officials and is branded an outcast and hunted by the machines.
    hakenkreuzon September 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOk... "H-K (Hunter Killer)" are those various types of unmanned machines that fly around in the Terminator films... The song is about BEING one of those machines... YOU RETARDS! GO AND WATCH THE TERMINATOR!
    bowoftheheadon March 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell if you have all seen the film terminator
    you would find that them flying machine gun ships are infact called hunter killers.
    oxsideon March 25, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentOkay, I'll pull this song apart:
    The conscious man is dead
    And I buried him

    - I think this part is talking about a human, who in his struggle against machines has alienated himself from his inner humanity.

    Beneath this scarred tissue
    Armored skeleton
    The machine is now alive
    Desensitized with open eyes
    Powered by an angry mind
    And is refuelled by those I despise

    - I think in order to fight the machines, he himself has become one - but I also think this part is not literally - a la Terminator, but rather a metaphor. Those he despises are the machines - fight fire with fire so to speak.

    I've become what they detest
    A delinquent survivalist
    Without fear and no regrets
    They fucking say
    I am a criminal

    - Self explanatory - he has gone against the machines - become a bee in their bonnet if you will. He unlike the rest of humanity has broken away from the machines rules and is now an outcast.

    I must steal
    To survive
    I must kill
    To moralize
    Leaving people victimized
    Fuels my angst inside

    - I think this section talks about his struggle overall - he has gone against his own humanity - however the ironic phrase "I must kill to moralize" refers to not only the killing of machines - but humans as well - the machines have forced him to take drastic measures and part of that is reminding people of true humanity - that being that they can go against their morals and values - something the machines have taken away.

    I'm your judge
    And your jury
    You don't get
    An attorney
    With my verdict
    Of guilty
    An execution in fury

    - Judge Dredd anyone?

    The machine is now alive
    To wreak havoc in your lives
    There's no use to hold me back
    I am ready to attack

    - Again his stance against everyone - he is now an outcast survivalist - and will wreak havoc on the machines and those who follow them.

    I've become what they detest
    A delinquent survivalist
    Without fear and no regrets
    They fucking say

    I am a criminal
    I am a criminal
    I am a criminal
    I am a criminal

    - They i think is both humanity and the machines - he is now an outcast from all vestages of society - and with a lack of resolve in the song - it is up to the listener to determine his fate.
    AChildOfBodomon December 31, 2006   Link

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